David C. Stuesse MD


Bronchoscopy

During bronchoscopy, your doctor will put a thin flexible tube (bronchoscope) into your nose or mouth. Then he or she will move it gently down your throat to look at the larger airways (bronchi) to your lungs.

Thoracentesis

Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lungs and the chest wall called the pleural space. It is done with a needle (and sometimes a plastic catheter) inserted through the chest wall. Ultrasound pictures are often used to guide the placement of the needle. This pleural fluid may be sent…

Mediastinoscopy

Mediastinoscopy is a surgical procedure to look at the inside of the upper chest between and in front of the lungs (mediastinum). During a mediastinoscopy, a small cut (incision) is made in the neck just above the breastbone or on the left side of the chest next to the breastbone. Then a thin scope (mediastinoscope) is…

Mediastinoscopy

Discusses mediastinoscopy, a surgical procedure used to find problems in the upper chest and lungs. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at risks and how to prepare. Covers normal and abnormal results. Covers what to think about when having a mediastinoscopy.

Mediastinoscopy

Discusses mediastinoscopy, a surgical procedure used to find problems in the upper chest and lungs. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at risks and how to prepare. Covers normal and abnormal results. Covers what to think about when having a mediastinoscopy.